Beetles of the Maritimes


Beetles of the Maritimes

Beetles alone may well represent 90% or more of the biodiversity on Earth. There should be plenty of fodder for discussion here.

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My First Tiger Beetle of the season: The Boreal Long-lipped Tiger Beetle (Cicindela longilabris)

Started by Denis A. Doucet. Last reply by Jimmy Dee 4 hours ago. 7 Replies

I am a bit late in posting this, but this was my first Tiger Beetle of the season, seen and photographed last Sunday, May 21st. It is, in fact, a new species for the yard list. Funny how it was…Continue

Common Claybank Tiger Beetle

Started by Jimmy Dee. Last reply by Denis A. Doucet 13 hours ago. 9 Replies

Spotted today on the Rock Road near Minto, May 21, 2017aka Green-margined Tiger Beetle.Possibly aka Red Claybank Tiger Beetle.Cicindela limbalis.…Continue

Tags: Tiger, jd17b, limbalis, Green-margined, Common

Metallic leaf beetles, and a question

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Chris Adam yesterday. 4 Replies

These balsam fir buds had at least two pairs of mating leaf beetles. I'm guessing they are in the Donaciinae, Aquatic Leaf Beetles.NOTE: Two species represented here. The beetles, and whatever…Continue

Tags: bruneicornis, Balsam, Shootboring, Sawfly, Pleroneura

Calligrahic Leaf Beetle May 24,2017

Started by Tom Finck. Last reply by Tom Finck yesterday. 2 Replies


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Comment by Denis A. Doucet on June 24, 2012 at 9:31

Hi Katie,

Could you post your image below as a new discussion? I have found its ID and it would be useful to have it as a discussion rather than a comment which will soon be buried. If you do not know quite how to do that, may I suggest having a gander at Jimmy's excellent step-by-step video on adding a new discussion to a group:

Add new group discussion

Comment by Katie Postlethwaite on June 24, 2012 at 9:17

Comment by Chris Adam on July 24, 2011 at 21:46
'bout time someone started this. I'll be contributing. Now, how about a group for moths?
Comment by Denis A. Doucet on July 23, 2011 at 12:59

Hi Marguerite,

This is a 14-spotted Lady Beetle (Propylaea quatuordecimpunctata), one of the species that has been introduced from Europe. They appear to be the most abundant species as adults right now. While this one is distinctly orange-tinted, comppare the pattern of black markings with those from this individual:


Comment by Marguerite Winsor on July 23, 2011 at 12:40
Marguerite found this small Lady Beetle on a lettuce leaf in her garden on July 23, sadly it was too small for us to get a well focused picture.
Comment by Denis A. Doucet on July 23, 2011 at 6:15

Hi all,

In answer to Mary's question, the beetle that is presently serving as the "group icon" is Brachiacantha ursina, also known as the Ursine Anthill Lady Beetle (cf John Acorn's Ladybugs of Alberta) or the Orange-spotted Lady Beetle (cf We found this lovely Lady Beetle last Wednesday at Kouchibouguac, and Ron Arsenault had found it on Milkweed in the Mapleton Park parking lot off Gorge Rd a couple of years ago as well.

Comment by Mary Knockwood on July 22, 2011 at 20:28
what kind of beetle is in the picture above?

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